The Old Portion of Los Angeles, California (1873)

Map of the old portion of the city surrounding the plaza, showing the old plaza church, public square, the first gas plant and adode buildings, Los Angeles city, March 12th, 1873

Map of the Old Portion of Los Angeles, California (1873)
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Date: 1873
Author: A G Ruxton
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Los Angeles that you might want to check out.

This Ruxton map of the "Old Portion of Los Angeles" bears enough in common with the Fire Insurance Map idioms of the time to make one wonder if he had ever been in their employ.

(Or, I guess, wonder if the Insurance map idiom and he shared a common anteceedant?)

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Los Angeles's history, check out the California Historical Society's website.



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